Maciej P.wrote a review of Volkl Nunataq Ski on February 11, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I tried these last year in B.C. when my old Dynafits broke and a shop loaned me a pair. Despite working at a shop that doesn't sell Volkl, I plunked down my own $$ for a set.
They have a terrific bandwidth, and ski well from chunder to ice to powder to groomers (if you take 'em in-bounds). However, this is not a beginner's ski.
First of all, they're longer than listed. My "178's" actually measure around 181, so a little more ski than you might expect.
Second, the lack of aggressive rocker in the tip or tail (just a slight reverse camber throughout) means that in powder, you have to pay a little more attention than on something with a lot of shovel (Wailer 112, V8, etc.).
Third, while these skis will easily break loose and make skidded low speed turns, the long effective edge and stiff flex want to go....FAST! Point these down a fall line and you'll get up so warp speed in a hurry. The large turn radius means that you have to use some muscle if you want to bend them into a tighter carved turn.
However, the upside of these traits is that for an experienced skier, Nunataqs have much higher limits than most modern, rockered skis. They reward assertive, aggressive, and powerful inputs.
When you get onto snow and terrain that warrants flat-out speed, these rip.
A couple of other notes. The marked boot center is pretty far back, but you'll still have plenty of tail support (turning or landing drops) mounting your bindings there. The bases are a little thin-a common B.C. ski thing. Topsheets are also thin-if you cross those tips you'll get a chip.
Finally, compared to a lot of other 105-110 waisted B.C. skis, these are a little heavier. However, I've skied mine in-bounds a few days(at Kicking Horse, so they got worked) and those extra grams buy a lot of dampness.
I've paired mine with Radical FT 2.0's and Scott Orbit boots and the combo works really well. I'm 5'9" and weigh around 160.